The Department of Psychiatry at Children’s HealthTM Children’s Medical Center (Dallas, TX) invites applications for a full-time clinical psychologist on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. This program provides evaluation and treatment to acutely distressed children and adolescents with the goal of rapid stabilization and step down to lower levels of care. The program serves children and adolescents who are depressed, suicidal, have psychotic disorders or anxiety. The program also provides care to patients with co-morbid medical and psychiatric conditions. Primary responsibilities include clinical care, program development, and teaching. The psychologist will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and will provide individual, family and group therapy. The psychologist also acts as a member of the leadership team, playing a role in defining and implementing the program, developing and monitoring outcome indicators, and educating staff. He or she will also work closely with psychologists and treatment teams at lower levels of care to ensure compatibility of programs. Ability to provide services in Spanish is preferred.
This position is part of the Psychology reporting structure within the Department of Psychiatry. At the present time, Children’s Health employs 40 doctoral level Psychologists and Neuropsychologists in psychiatric services that provide the spectrum of care, and embedded in medical services. Most are also members of the faculty in the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Children’s Health is home to a well-developed psychology training program with an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology, placement sites for UT Southwestern’s captive pre-doctoral internship program, and practicum for area doctoral programs. This position offers opportunities for teaching and supervision of psychology trainees as well as medical students, residents, and pediatric psychiatry fellows. Research and other scholarly activity is encouraged, and opportunities exist for collaboration with established researchers. The psychologist hired into this position will be considered for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern.
- Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program
- Internship training in clinical child psychology from an APA-accredited program
- Postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical child psychology
Licenses, Certifications, & Experience
- Licensed applicants at all levels will be considered, with strong preference for candidates with more extensive and recent experience with pediatric and adolescent populations receiving higher levels of multidisciplinary care.
Candidates who have submitted their materials to take the EPPP but have not yet completed the exam are welcome to apply. A passing score at the level needed for licensure
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